Now, those of you who found the Sfida intriguing are going to adore this downright brutal M2 Cyclone. Dubbed “Avanzata,” this jaw-dropping beast was a 2000 MY variant from Buell’s vicious range in its past life. The donor in question is put in motion thanks to a Milwaukee-bred V-twin powerplant, which packs a colossal displacement of 1,203cc and four valves.
At 6,100 rpm, this air-cooled warrior will be more than happy to deliver as much as 94 hp, while a peak torque figure of 83 pound-feet (113 Nm) will be accomplished when the tachometer hits 5,600 revs. Ultimately, the oomph is handed over to a Kevlar belt drive by means of a five-speed transmission.
Gallo began by fiddling with the bike’s frame to tighten its proportions and create a level cafe racer-style bone line. As soon as the desired dimensions were achieved, the venture’s solo mastermind went about fabricating a spectacular selection of aluminum items to replace the factory bodywork. These include a four-piece front fairing and one gorgeous fuel tank, as well as a bespoke tail unit that hosts an integrated LED lighting strip.
You will come across several carbon fiber inserts, along with brushed alloy surfaces on Avanzata’s swingarm and the one-off filler cap. Oh, and don’t you even get me started on the tasteful paintwork covering this M2’s new outfit, okay? I can’t help but admire the sheer level of flawless craftmanship that’s gone into this staggering showstopper.
Performance upgrades come in the forms of fresh air filters, an ECU remap and a heat-wrapped exhaust system for the hungry V-twin. As to handling improvements, those consist of a wider rear wheel, inverted Marzocchi forks and high--grade Brembo brakes on both ends. All things considered, even perfection seems to be an attainable goal for Officine Uragani’s Raffaele Gallo.